Brookfield Multiplex has finished construction on a new Central Energy Plant (CEP) to service both the existing Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Hospital and the new children's hospital in Perth, Western Australia.
The campus accommodates a number of major medical facilities including what is currently the state’s largest tertiary hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
The site has been chosen to co-locate a number of additional healthcare facilities. These include a new children’s hospital and associated Telethon Institute of Child Health Research, a new Cancer Centre, a new Pathology Centre, a new Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) facility and a new Mental Health facility. It is also the site selected to house a future women’s hospital.
Servicing all of these additional healthcare facilities, along with the existing facilities, requires a significantly expanded CEP. Brookfield Multiplex is relocating the current central plant and waste management functions away from their existing position on Winthrop Avenue to the rear of the site, requiring the incorporation of an extended 6m x 3.5m deep service tunnel to connect the new CEP with the existing infrastructure.
As well as freeing up valuable land at the ‘front door’ of the hospital, the elements and logistics for the critical infrastructure of electrical power, chilled water, high temperature hot water, Reverse Osmosis (RO) water and medical gases are being carried out by Brookfield Multiplex without compromising the day-to-day activities of a very busy hospital or the comfort of the patients.
The workshops and waste management facility will provide an efficient method of servicing the campus maintenance requirements and for the handling and storage of all waste streams from the various buildings.
Brookfield Multiplex was awarded the CEP project on the 24th December, 2010 and underwent a fast-track design process to enable construction to commence in early January 2011, realising value engineering savings through re-design initiatives. The project is on-track for completion in September 2012.